The 2020 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival submissions now open!
Super Short Film (under 5 minutes)
Quarantine Creativity Challenge
We grant a $500 cash prize to our juried BEST OF FEST, $250 for our Programmer's Choice winner, and award $250 to our AUDIENCE FAVORITE.
Additionally, "Best in Category" awards are determined by jurors. We recognize WINNERS, RUNNER-UPS, and HONORABLE MENTIONS in the following categories:
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DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Ultra Earlybird Deadline: January 26, 2020
Earlybird Deadline: February 21, 2020
Early Deadline: March 18, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 11, 2020
Late Deadline: May 2, 2020
Extended Deadline: May 27, 2020
Final Deadline: June 21, 2020
This year, we are accepting films completed on or after January 1, 2018.
We do not require premiere status and will consider shorts which have been made available for online viewing.
Every submitted film will be viewed in its entirely by member(s) of our selection team.
** Shorts vying for the "best super short film" must have credits rolling by 4:59. If your credits sequence pushes your film past 5:00, please submit it in it's appropriate category (i.e., animation, comedy, drama, etc...). It will still be considered for the super short award.
Students are welcome and should include school information in their cover letter.
All submitted material must be the original work of the author(s) aside from copyrighted music (which we accept).
Music videos, screen-dance, and experimentally constructed films should be submitted under the experimental category. Music videos may be spec.
We accept material from anywhere in the world. All submitted material must be in English or with English subtitles.
Entry fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any reason.
Contest applicants must accept without reservations the decisions rendered by the competition.
We do not provide screening fees.
Festival cannot provide lodging or travel stipends, but we will put traveling filmmakers in touch with affordable options.
Upon invitation, participants will be contacted via email by the Print Traffic Coordinator with format confirmation, exhibition details, and delivery instructions.